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Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences?

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Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences? / Macnaghten, Phil; Kearnes, Matthew B.; Wynne, Brian.

In: Science Communication, Vol. 27, No. 2, 12.2005, p. 268-291.

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Macnaghten, Phil; ; Kearnes, Matthew B. ; Wynne, Brian. / Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences?. In: Science Communication. 2005 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 268-291.

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